Great Bradley in Suffolk is a small, welcoming village in the valley of the River Stour between Newmarket and Haverhill.
There is evidence that people have lived in and around Great Bradley since the stone age, over 5,000 years ago.
The name 'Bradley' is derived from 'Broad Ley', the Old English (Anglo Saxon) meaning 'broad wood or clearing'. There is evidence that the area has been lived in since the middle stone age, about 5,000 years ago. The civil parish comprises a number of areas: the main village, the manor house and church, individual house clusters and some isolated farms. There are about 400 people in the village. Although there are no direct services in the village other than a post box, a telephone box and a mobile library there are a number of active societies and social events. The towns of Newmarket and Haverhill are just 15 minutes drive away and Cambridge can be reached in 30 minutes.